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Destination: Niagara Falls / Welland Canal

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Getting to know Niagara Falls and the Welland Canal

Niagara Falls are formed by a great limestone escarpment, jutting up 194 feet at the falls. The Welland Canal was first constructed in 1932 to allow ships to traverse the elevation separating Lake Erie and Lake Ontario–a difference of 326 feet! Fun fact: 20% of the world’s freshwater comes down the Niagara River and over these falls!

Our All-inclusive Visit

A short motorcoach ride from Port Colborne is Niagara Falls, which attracts millions of visitors each year. At the site, Horseshoe Falls inspires awe. How many shimmering rainbows can you spot in the refreshing spray? The rumbling din of cascading waters forms a serene frequency. A narrated driving tour reveals popular attractions such as Whirlpool Rapids, the Floral Clock and Table Rock Park, with a stop downtown.

Destination: Niagara Falls / Welland Canal

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Victory Sailing Dates Which Call Here:

Getting to know Niagara Falls and the Welland Canal

Niagara Falls are formed by a great limestone escarpment, jutting up 194 feet at the falls. The Welland Canal was first constructed in 1932 to allow ships to traverse the elevation separating Lake Erie and Lake Ontario–a difference of 326 feet! Fun fact: 20% of the world’s freshwater comes down the Niagara River and over these falls!

Our All-inclusive Visit

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We\’ll experience the Hornblower cruise into the mists of the falls, drive the scenic Niagara Parkway on our way to lunch at a local winery, and visit lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake. On board, take a stroll on deck to watch our descent through the 8 locks of the Welland Canal.

More about the Niagara Falls region…

The Niagara Escarpment whose lift caused Niagara Falls also creates an interesting microclimate on the shores of Lake Ontario. In winter, the lake increases the humidity of the surrounding air and moderates the temperature (cooler in summer, warmer in winter). The Niagara Escarpment blocks that air from escaping, making the agricultural land around Lake Ontario perfect for fruit cultivation. Today, Niagara makes 90% of the world’s ice wine.